shrug-l: Municipal Boundaries

Kimberly Steele ksteele at
Thu Feb 28 10:50:03 EST 2008

Just stumbled on this link:
Maybe it will help.
Kimberly Steele
ksteele at


From: Goyings, Jonathan [mailto:jgoyings at] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:54 AM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: Municipal Boundaries

One strategy is to get the most recent Parcel Layer and then extract a
parcel-based boundary based on the taxing authority, field, which is
fairly common. This method has worked with good success for me on more
than one occasion.




From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Preston
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:01 AM
To: Tripp Corbin; Sykes, John; Thomas, Jim;
shrug-l at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: Municipal Boundaries


You might try the Property Appraiser's for each county... the DOR
produces a directory of each PA and their GIS personnel  However,
the problem is always going to be that each county and sometimes cities
use their own spatial accuracy standards, so compiling these data is
going to produce a tremendous amount of slivers and overlaps.  I know
there have been some regional clearinghouse attempts with varying
success, but they may be able to provide more current data than FGDL.


Thank you -

Preston Yates
GIS Coordinator
Flagler County Emergency Management
1769 East Moody Blvd. #3
Bunnell, FL 32110
Ph: (386) 313-4251
Fax: (386) 313-4299
pyates at




From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Tripp Corbin
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:48 AM
To: Sykes, John; Thomas, Jim; shrug-l at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: Municipal Boundaries

It has been my experience that many City's do not even know what their
correct City limits are let alone matching them to a county or adjoining

city.  Good luck on finding a current and correct city limit data set. I
do not think it exists. Your best hope is to go to the City's themselves
and see what data they have. 


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	-----Original Message-----
	From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Sykes, John
	Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:39 AM
	To: Thomas, Jim; shrug-l at
	Subject: RE: shrug-l: Municipal Boundaries

	Precisely.  That is what I was trying to point out in my
question about a week and a half ago.  There are several city limits
layers out there, none of which seem to be accurate.  I have been using
the FGDL layer based on parcel data, but it has some holes in it.  The
TIGER data and FDEP layers are old and don't represent recent
incorporations and annexations that have occurred in the last few years.
Another problem is that all the city limits layers that are out there do
not agree with the county boundary layers, creating problems with
spatial joins.  So if anyone knows of city limit data that is up-to-date
and consistent with county boundary data, let us know.

	(You would think that DOR would have this kind of data hanging

	James, one other thing, the future use and comprehensive plan
data may assume annexations that have not yet occurred (and may never

	-- John 


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	From: shrug-l-bounces at
[mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Thomas, Jim
	Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:23 AM
	To: shrug-l at
	Subject: shrug-l: Municipal Boundaries

	Hi All,

	Is there an up-to-date (and accurate) municipal boundary layer
for Florida?  I'm currently using the City Limits data from FGDL, but
there seems to be inconsistencies when it's compared to official
documents such as future land use maps in comprehensive plans.  Any

	James W. Thomas

	GIS Analyst


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